4.2018

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Man on the Go

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I’ve been following Chris Brogan for about a year; Chris, through his company New Marketing Labs, works with large and mid-sized companies to improve online business communications like marketing and PR through the use of social software, community platforms, and other emerging web and mobile technologies. A colleague recommended that I follow Chris to glean strategies that would support my growing business. I have in fact integrated quite a lot of the valuable and relevant information imparted in his blog and video posts, have been directed to other savvy professionals that he has mentioned in his posts, and have perused some of the books he suggests. Chris’s message of building community by offering yourself and your particular area of expertise to others, willingly and genuinely, resonates with me. So I jumped at the chance to build my community alongside Chris, when I read about the introduction of his latest venture, Man on the Go–a travel advice and information website for the traveling professional (although the information applies to anyone that travels…).

I contacted Chris, created my first ever video, calling it Healthy Travel Tips for the Man on the Go, and loaded it to YouTube. He posted it yesterday on the Man on the Go website, and hey, I’m off and running. I’m excited that we’ll be collaborating to share an important message. Via the manonthego.com website, I will be sharing weekly healthy travel tips about eating well, staying physically active, and eliciting the relaxation response–all in the context of business travel–so that taking good care of your physical and emotional health is simply a routine aspect of every day.

When the busy professional optimizes his or her personal health and well-being, there is a noticeable enhancement of business success. Taking care of YOU on a personal level leads to professional accomplishment and prosperity.

Now that’s a undeniable ROI.

Another Opportunity to Relax

I write and speak often about the benefits of taking time to relax–to quiet the mind, mitigate the effects of stress hormones in the body, and to create brain changes that support personal, emotional, and professional well-being. Another opportunity to relax came to me recently in a different format, but one that I am willingly going to cultivate as a practice.

Relax: in front of the video camera, an audience, my Toastmasters colleagues…I’ve blogged previously that I have been held up by my expectation of perfection, for performing well, for success–heck, I gave a winning speech at Toastmasters about this very topic–and I am slowly giving myself permission to accept my best without being self-critical, to understand the value and insight I bring to others need not be delivered in a “perfect” manner, and simply to relax.

As I continue to pursue this way of being present, another opportunity to relax has recently come up for me. I’ve submitted a video to Man on the Go, Chris Brogan’s newest online venture–a travel blog for busy professionals–with my subject matter titled Healthy Travel Tip of the Day. I see endless possibilities for subject matter and intend to submit a video for each and every idea I can think of that relates to physical and emotional health and well-being for the successful professional. Here’s where the opportunity arose: being relaxed in front of the Flip video camera! Allowing myself the human element of spontaneity, to go with the flow but provide useful and practical information that is presented with my own unique and personable style.

This epiphany is a gift. A liberation from my self imposed expectations. An Opportunity to Relax.

"After thirty years of eating healthy foods and participating in regular, vigorous exercise, I was astounded to discover I have Coronary Artery Disease. In March of 2010, I had two stents placed in my Left Anterior Descending Artery- this was big. I consulted Robin Mallery, RN, knowing she is a local expert on Cardiac Rehabilitation. I especially respected her lifestyle of nutrition and physical fitness. Robin’s reassurance that I was doing many things correctly, and her instructions on how to fine-tune my program to deal with this life-threatening disease, was invaluable. Robin’s exquisite grasp of balancing traditional medicine with diet, exercise, relaxation and fun has helped me through this medical crisis". --Maiya Gralia, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and cross-country ski instructor and coach

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